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Multiple Fatalities After Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Near Florida International University - NBC 6 South Florida

I see being a a year into infrastructure week is rushing along a bit fast.
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Oh, sure, a lot of people died. But thousands avoided being late!
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UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack | UK news | The Guardian

Guess France changed their minds. Now the French government goes back to being full of liars whose statements Watser would never cite as evidence.

I mean, sure, they should do more investigation. But it is pretty natural to assume that Putin's Russian critics dropping like flies isn't just some coincidence, and when it happens using Russian weapons, it's probably Russia.

Expelling some diplomats is not exactly starting WW3 either.

I'd also assume that if more investigation leads Jeremy Corbyn to conclude that Russia is responsible and the UK should retaliate, Watser will probably decide that Corbyn's ambition has led him to embrace warmongering.
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EPA cuts seem to have killed the swamp drainage.
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A joint analysis by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security described the hackers as extremely sophisticated, in some cases first breaching suppliers and third-party vendors before hopping from those networks to their ultimate target.
They forgot to include "and the President of the US".
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Gavin Williamson's mum tells Russia to leave him alone | The Canary
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The majority of the media and political class seems to have accepted the Conservative government’s position. But it looks like it’s much easier to synthesise Novichoks than May suggests. Most of what is publicly available about Novichoks comes from dissident Russian scientist Vil Mirzayanov. In Cassidy’s Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas, author David Wise quotes Mirzayanov as saying:

Uglev [a man who Wise says “helped to perfect Novichok”] claims the binary form of the gas can be produced in a garage. He exaggerates a little, but it is basically true.

In fact, it appears that Russian scientists developed Novichoks partly so they could be easily manufactured. In Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook, author Charles Stewart writes:

The Novichok agents are thought to be far more difficult to detect during manufacturing and far easier to manufacture covertly, because they can be made with common chemicals in relatively simple pesticide factories.

In short, it wouldn’t be too difficult for other states or non-state actors to produce Novichoks.
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So, you could say...

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The families of Stephen House, who was killed on March 2, and Draylen Mason, who was killed on Monday, have known each other for a long time “and go to the same church,” according to Nelson Linder. The Austin NAACP president said that a third bomb, which injured 75-year-old Esperanza Herrera, may have been intended for “another person who might be connected to the House and Mason families.”

Though the Austin police agree that the bombings are related, they haven’t suggested a motive. They also haven’t said whether they think the victims were personally targeted. But interim Austin police chief Brian Manley did tell reporters this week that they’re not ruling out the possibly “that hate crime is at the core of this.”
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Soon we'll find out if Russia hacked their own election so hard that Trump won.
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In Russia, election hacks you.
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I'm sure these won't be used to oppress any Yemenis.

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Irony.
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The writers have been throwing enough gratuitous, implausible curveballs the last few seasons that I think there's a legitimate case to be made that the show has jumped the shark, but I must confess that I didn't see this one coming. And without overusing any of the played-out characters in the WH, either. Kudos.

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ETA: On a serious note, evidently the allegations have been around for years, but I'm only just now hearing about them for some reason. Still, it's heartening that even powerful people can still be arrested for crimes in some parts of the world. Even if it's France.
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Increasingly Ludicrous WH denial that Austin bombings are "terrorism"
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Yabbut, it's not a "ludicrous denial", it's a conscious definition of the word terrorism. Insofar as the legal code might say something else, it's on the way to a conscious redefinition.
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Yabbut, it's not a "ludicrous denial", it's a conscious definition of the word terrorism. Insofar as the legal code might say something else, it's on the way to a conscious redefinition.
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One day you find it! Imagine how you'd feel when you discover:



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